Race is still a topic that sparks a sense of uncomfortably in today's society. Even though we have an African American president, many do not dive deep into the issues at hand pertaining to racism. Most still have an ideology that it is long gone and just doesn't exist anymore. Well, Tim Wise explores the subject in his new film titled White Like Me.
White Like Me takes a look at the politics of race and racism through the anti-racist author's viewpoint. Mr. Wise has been an educator for many years teaching the masses about white privilege and the psychological effects of our societal norm to ignore it. This film aims to change the national discussion about race and racism in our pursue to truly align our written American principals with current realities. In order to complete the film, Tim Wise successfully ran a Kickstarter campaign that recently ended with $41,564 of funding. He only requested $30,000, so this is a project many want to see and are willing to support it.
Numerous professors and subject matter experts are lined up to discuss this issue including John H. Bracey, professor and arthur of How Racism Harms White Americans, Imani Perry, a feminist and author of More Beautiful and More Terrible: The Embrace and Transcendence of Racial Inequality in the United States and Michelle Alexander, civil rights advocate and author of The New Jim.